Keto microwave cheesecake recipe is ready in just a few minutes. Sweetened with stevia, it has 4 grams of carbs and 200 calories for the entire filling cake.
This keto microwave cheesecake is a lifesaver. It’s ready super fast, it’s very filling, and it satisfies that craving for cheesecake that I tend to get once in a while.
Does this microwave cheesecake taste like real cheesecake?
Not exactly. But although it’s not true cheesecake (the ratios are different), this microwave cheesecake is very close to the real thing. Its texture is creamy, it has a pleasant vanilla flavor, and it’s just sweet enough.
The cake comes out of the microwave puffy, then deflates a little, although it retains a nice volume. The center is just a little sunken, but that center will end up on the bottom of the cake – after you invert it onto a plate, the top is nice and smooth.
Is it eggy?
I don’t think it’s eggy. Although in terms of ratios, there IS more egg here relative to cream cheese than in traditional cheesecake. It’s lovely and creamy and tastes close enough to real cheesecake that I can’t make it too often, because it’s really good and I end up eating the whole thing. 😳 I don’t want it to displace other, more nutritious foods in my diet.
Having said that, a few reviewers on Pinterest say that they like this microwave cheesecake better with 3 ounces of cream cheese instead of 2 ounces and that it tastes more creamy and less eggy this way. So if you try the recipe as written and you don’t like it, you could try adding more cream cheese.
How to serve microwave cheesecake?
You can make this microwave cake prettier by dusting it with a little Swerve Confectioners. I rarely bother. I only did it here because I wanted the photographs to look as nice as possible. 😉
You can obviously top this low carb microwave cheesecake with other toppings. Such as berries, keto whipped cream, chocolate whipped cream, a drizzle of melted dark chocolate (a healthy addition!) or some warmed peanut butter.
Why do you use low-fat cream cheese in this recipe?
I use Neufchatel cream cheese in this recipe, which is basically a lower fat cream cheese. You can use full-fat cream cheese if you prefer. It’s just that I’m one of those who believe that even on a keto or low carb diet, calories count – especially dessert calories. Neufchatel cream cheese produces fabulous results for fewer calories, so that’s what I use.
How to sweeten this microwave cheesecake?
I recommend using a sweetener to equal 2 tablespoons of sugar. My original recipe used 1/4 teaspoon stevia glycerite, which equals about 1 tablespoon of sugar. But several Pinterest reviewers commented that the cake wasn’t sweet enough, and I respect their opinion. So I have changed the recipe accordingly.
Other recipes to try
If you prefer to bake your cheesecake rather than microwave it, try these creamy mini cheesecakes – they are wonderful. And if you’d like to explore more tasty microwave cakes, I suggest you try this rich chocolate mug cake, and also this tasty and moist pumpkin mug cake.
Keto Microwave Cheesecake
- 2 oz Neufchatel cream cheese, cubed (or reduced fat cream cheese; can also use regular cream cheese)*
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon stevia glycerite (equals about 2 tablespoons sugar)
- 1 large egg
- Place the cream cheese in a 1-cup, 3-inch wide ceramic ramekin. Microwave 15 seconds to soften.
- Add the vanilla and stevia and mix with a fork to combine.
- Mix in the egg, patiently and thoroughly, until smooth. This will take a couple of minutes.
- Microwave for 90 seconds.
- Allow the cake to rest and cool in the ramekin for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and carefully invert it onto a plate.
- Top with your choice of toppings and serve, or refrigerate until ready to serve. Remove from fridge 15 minutes before serving.